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Preventing Lyme disease

Over 95% of all Lyme disease cases start with a bite by a nymph, not an adult tick, partly because the nymphs are so tiny that they?re difficult to spot. Nymphs are most active in May, June, and July, so take steps to protect yourself: Wear light-colored clothing so ticks are easy to spot, tuck your pants into your socks when walking in tall grasses or shady, wooded areas. Wearing insect repellent is also…

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